OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2
New OpenELEC Gotham build: #0308
(Supercedes previous build)

# uname -a
Linux rpi512 3.13.6 #1 PREEMPT Sat Mar 8 02:40:46 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Mar  7 2014 16:45:40
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version c96cb035fdc907d28db836bbb1606aea2a8e73d9 (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
OpenELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20140308023729-r17871-g8a2f22b

Based on tip of XBMC master (b6212bd, changelog) and tip of OpenELEC master (8a2f22b, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock3 commits (except for 9feb5e0 which I've replaced with a static spinner to avoid hammering the GUI)
  • Includes kernel 3.13.y-next commits (see below for details on enabling FIQ_FSM patch)
  • Excludes the OpenELEC fernetmenta patches (due to conflict with newclock3)
  • Default setting for "Show RSS Feed" changed to disabled
  • Disabled "Total Duration" in Confluence (see build #0221 for details)
  • ALSA is enabled and any suitable hardware should be available in XBMC Audio Settings
Build Highlights:

New firmware, new 3.13.6 kernel, two new newclock3 fixes (report all sample rates for passthrough, fix 3D video aspect ratios)
  1. New Firmware Mar 07:
    • firmware: When hotplug is absent, try reading the edid as a fallback. Only switch to composite if both fail
  2. OpenELEC:
    • New kernel, 3.13.6
  3. XBMC:
    • Several ActiveAE and Settings fixes, prevent possible division by zero in MP3Codec
  4. newclock3:
    • [PiSink] Report all hdmi samples rate as supported. Required for passthrough
    • [omxplayer] When setting fullscreen flag we don't want noaspect. We set the fullscreen on 3d videos to avoid scaling breaking the 3d affect. However we also set the noaspect flag which means widescreen videos (e.g. 1920x800) will get stretched vertically which is unwanted.

Additional Testing Notes:
  1. Testers should try adding the following entry to their advancedsettings.xml:
    and report if it is better/worse than omxplayer. You can still play files with omxplayer using the context-menu "Play using... OMXPlayer".

  2. The following settings are no longer required in config.txt and should be removed:
    no_resample_audio is now a default, and hdmi_stream_channels is switched based on audio content. For the time being when using passthrough, 2.0 speaker layout should continue to be used (you will still get 5.1 with AC3/DTS).

  3. The FIQ_FSM patch is now enabled by default in OpenELEC master. See the FIQ_FSM announce thread for details.

    One new feature, currently disabled by default, is accelerated support of high-speed isochronous transactions (webcams, real time devices, etc.). There's a possibility this could be used by ALSA or DVB modules (although not always) which may affect some users (hopefully for the better). If you might benefit from this, enable by adding the following option to the end of the line in your /flash/cmdline.txt file:
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.

Messages In This Thread
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - by Milhouse - 2014-03-08, 05:47
AW: RE: - by DieterLumpen - 2013-07-29, 20:50
include guires switch? - by hpbaxxter - 2013-08-01, 21:46
RE: dual audio?? - by pootler - 2013-08-03, 17:13
Help, watch 3D Film on Non 3D TV - by unix72 - 2013-08-09, 12:39
Remote Controllers - by tfft - 2013-08-14, 09:11
rbej repeatable crash - by RichG - 2013-08-19, 12:43
New Tester - by theneverstill - 2013-10-03, 17:16